Research Technician, Cell Biology

North Carolina, United States
22 Mar 2019
End of advertisement period
22 May 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Perform a variety of technical duties involved in conducting physical,chemical or biological tests,experiments and determinations to obtain data in support of research-oriented activities; compile and document procedures and results. Set up instruments, material and apparatus and operate standard laboratory equipment required for specific tests. Operate various electronic devices in the collection, tabulation and calculation of data. Obtain, prepare, mount and stain tissue, blood and other substances for microscopic examinations. Prepare culture media,chemicals, reagents and solutions. Assist in the development of new research procedures and techniques. Maintain sufficient inventory of materials, supplies and equipment for performance of duties; clean and maintain standard laboratory equipment. Review work of lower level laboratory personnel and assist in the training of new personnel. Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified. The Poss laboratory at Duke University Medical Center( )uses the zebra fish model system to study regeneration of appendages, heart muscle, spinal cord, and other organ systems. The primary focus of this position is heart regeneration research with duties involving (but not limited to): molecular biology, histology, heart surgery, explant culture,imaging, and micro injection in addition to work with animals, with opportunities for co-author ships on published manuscripts. There also will be some animal husbandry and general lab responsibilities.Training will be provided. We welcome ambitious applicants with enthusiasm for regenerative biology and a willingness to work with research zebra fish.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and a list of at least 3 references to

Location Durham


Job Family Level 06

Full Time / Part Time FULL TIME

Regular / Temporary Regular

Shift First/Day

Minimum Qualifications

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Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.


Work generally requires skills acquired through the completion of a bachelor's degree in botany, biology, zoology, psychology or other science related scientific field program.